Aquarius Science Team Agrees to Proceed With SSPA Turn-On
Today a meeting was held with the Aquarius Science Team to discuss the radiometer data received to date, with unanimous agreement to proceed with the solid state power amplifier (SSPA) turn-on as planned. Aquarius then completed the second half of scatterometer checkout by turning on the SSPA. All commands have been successfully executed, and all telemetry has been verified to be nominal. Tomorrow's (Aug 23rd) activities will include setting the scatterometer mode to single beam, then starting its transmit on Beam 3 only.